American Imam: 9/11 was Round 1- Muslim community is prepared for Round 2 Donald Trump

American Imam: 9/11 was Round 1- Muslim community is prepared for Round 2 Donald Trump

Donald Trump inauguration was very upsetting for Muslim leader Shaikh Yasir Qadhi, a Pakistani American Islamic scholar, theologian and preacher, who has since 2001 served as dean of academic affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution with a center in Houston, Texas. The title of the lecture is Positives in Difficult Times (Donald Trump inauguration) – Dr. Sh. Yasir Qadhi Jan 21 2017. Below is a partial transcript of the lecture. Included on this article is a link to the complete 30 minute lecture.

How many famous people, celebrities, journalists, politicians have come out publicly defending us, criticizing the people who are more powerful than them, how many? So at these times of crisis [Donald Trump] we see who are true allies are. And that is a wisdom and a Hikma [Knowledge together with action.] that we have to grasp and take advantage of. As well, we see the opposite. Just like we see our true allies at times of crisis, we all see – what? – our true enemies. And the worst enemies are whom? The ones who are from within our own ranks. Opportunists who want to sell themselves and their families and their community, who want to betray the very religion that they were brought up in, who want to go against everything that Islam stands for…  Sellout traitors who are willing to discard their own community, to claim that the majority of mosques are hotbeds of radicalization. And they know that that is not the case because they grew up in the mosques… And these are the people – we need to know who they are for future reference… Political crisis bring about in us an enthusiasm for activism, a sense of identity. We need to show our Islam. [“ISIS published its manifesto in which it cites verses of the Quran, the Hadith and rulings of Muslim scholars, and citations from tasveer, commentary on the Quran, to justify their position.”] You know at times –  and we’ve all heard stories like this –  that there are people – you don’t think them to be very pious, very righteous – but something happens, somebody says something about Allah’s Messenger, something negative happens and all of a sudden this person whom you had dismissed, you shouldn’t have, but you had dismissed. O! this guy has no Iman [belief in angels…]. This guy doesn’t pray. This guy drinks. All of a sudden when the pressure rises this person, whom you thought had no iman, turns out he has more iman than you when it comes to fighting against Islamophobes [Activists response in France to blasphemy]. That level of spirit, of activism – we need a struggle and we’re going to face the struggle in the coming years, coming ahead. Each one of us has a role to play as we see in the history of Mecca, early Mecca. [Early Muslim-Meccan Conflict refer to a series of raids in which the Islamic prophet Muhammed and his companions participated. The raids were generally offensive.] Some people financially they freed the slaves. Others are giving da’wah. Others amongst the nobility, teaching and preaching. Others going to… Everybody has a role to play. And we need that sense of spirited community. And yes, a struggle which means a political crisis. So that we come together and have a strategy, long-term thinking.  What are we going to do? Once again 9/11 was a wakeup call for many of us and now this [Donald Trump] is round two.

Complete Lecture

Muslims Face Hardship Navigating  Intersectionality Between Shari’a & Democracy

Muslims Face Hardship Navigating Intersectionality Between Shari’a & Democracy

Texas Imam, Yale PhD scholar Yasir Qadhi: What is the Ruling on Blasphmy? Lecture premiered Nov 3, 2020. The beading of French teacher Samuel Paty happened days prior to this lecture. Below in an excerpt

“The fourth question Muslim minorities, us, in America, in England, in France, in Canada, in Australia, in Germany and across the European and Western worlds. We are living in secular democracies. We are living as a minority and we all understand that the laws of the land are based on sources that are not our sources. So what is the responsibility of Muslims living in Western lands vis-a-vis the laws found in the classical books and the rulings pertaining to any type of judgment that is of a penal nature ie: criminal law that are found in the Shari’a?” Complete video

Muslim scholars teach that implementing Islamic Law is a moral duty of Believing Muslim. Bilal Philips in Australia.

In 2017 the European Court heard a case where sharia law was applied to a disagreement between citizens of Greece who are Muslims.

Christian Concern (CC), a non-profit organization based in London, intervened in the case, “because of the importance of the case in European law and its implications for countries across Europe, including the UK,” according to a press statement by CC.

According to Dieppe, an estimated 85 sharia courts operate in the UK. “The use of Sharia has led to the promotion of parallel societies within the United Kingdom,”

Throughout Europe there are Shari’a law tribunals. Some experts will say “While there are undoubtedly lots of different councils and tribunals dealing with Shari’a principles, they aren’t courts of law. Most are Shari’a ‘councils’ set up to make decisions on purely religious matters, although there are some bodies that mix Shari’a principles with legally binding arbitration. But none can overrule the regular courts. However civilly undocumented marriages are performed when a second wife is taken.

The following are excerpt from Islam Q&A academic, educational and da‘wah website supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, dealing with the topic of Muslims dealing with non-Islamic laws.

The statement that whoever does not judge according to what Allaah revealed is a kaafir, a zaalim (oppressor or wrongdoer) and a faasiq (sinner), as Allaah says: “. . . And whoever does not judge by what Allaah has revealed, such are the kaafiroon.” [aayah 44]; “. . . And whoever does not judge by that which Allaah has revealed, such are the zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers)” [aayah 45]; “. . . And whoever does not judge by what Allaah has revealed (then) such (people) are the faasiqoon (rebellious or disobedient).” [aayah 47].

Referring for judgment to courts of man-made law which is contrary to sharee’ah is not permissible; the same applies to working in them and applying those laws among people.

The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas were asked: What is the ruling on referring for judgment to American law in a dispute between Muslims, with regard to cases of divorce, commerce and other matters? 

They replied: It is not permissible for a Muslim to refer for judgment to man-made laws.

Texas Imam: “Christian Trinity Is Morally Repugnant”

After the beheading spree in France, spurred on by depiction of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad PBUH, Yasir Qadhi gave a sermon that touched on Shari’a law’s permissibility guide lines allowing for belief and practice of religions other than Islam.

The Islamic Ruling on Blasphemy (And Its Application In the Modern World) | Ask Shaykh YQ  •Premiered Nov 4, 2020

Yasir Qadhi is a Texas born Imam & PhD Yale scholar and world lecturer.

“We are not talking about a non-Muslim doing what is part of his faith or her faith. And that might include something that is derogatory for us for example, worshiping other than Allah. This is something that we find offensive, morally speaking. But they are allowed to do this in the privacy of their places of worship. There’s nothing that the Sharia will come between them and their rituals. For the Christian to claim that they believe in the trinity, well of course they believe in the trinity, and the Quran says that do not say trinity. Meaning do not say it morally but the Christian is allowed to say it politically, even in the lands of Islam. That if a Muslim was to ask him what do you believe and the Christian says I believe in the Trinity this is a factually correct statement that is morally repugnant.”

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Islam Q&A is an academic, educational, da‘wah website which aims to offer advice and academic answers based on evidence from religious texts in an adequate and easy-to-understand manner. These answers are supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid

Islam is the religion of guidance, mercy and love, but there are people who force the Muslims to fight when they stand in the way of their conveying the guidance to mankind. The Muslims do not fight anyone until they have told them about the religion of Allaah and given them the choice between two things, either accepting Islam or, if they refuse Islam and keep their own religions, paying the Jizyah (tax) to the Muslims in return for protection. If they refuse both of these choices, then they are to be fought.

When we Muslims fight, it is for the sake of saving people from worshipping other people, and teaching them to worship the Lord of the Worlds, and bringing them out of the injustice of other religions to the justice of Islam, and freeing them from the constrictions of this world so that they may enjoy the bounty of this world and the Hereafter.

Texas Imam “Islamic Armies Spread Islam”

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi shares wisdoms while interviewing Dr Zakir Noik about why he moved to Malesia after exile from India.

Dr. Zakir Naik and Dr. Yasir Qadhi | A Reflection on the Current Crisis | EPIC Replay April 22 2020. Following is an excerpt

One of the things that I said when I went to Malaysia, is that in most Muslim countries in the world, the armies of Islam came and then Islam spread after that. But Malaysia is one of the few places that Islam spread organically. and the majority of its inhabitants are Muslim despite the fact that you know there was no razwa [Islamic conquest]. From the time of the umayyads [The first dynasty of Arab caliphs (661-750). Its capital was Damascus ] or the sahaba [companions of the Prophet] so this is, inshallah, something that they can use to their advantage.

Islam Q&A is an academic, educational, da‘wah website which aims to offer advice and academic answers based on evidence from religious texts in an adequate and easy-to-understand manner. These answers are supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid 

[al-Hadeed 27:25]

So whoever deviates from the Book is to be brought back with iron, i.e. by force. Hence the soundness of the religion is based on the Qur’aan and the Sword. It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah MABPWH said: The Messenger of Allaah PBUH commanded us to strike with this, meaning the sword, whoever turns away from this, meaning the Qur’aan.

[al-Baqarah 2:251]

2 – Allaah has commanded us to prepare the means of fighting against the kuffaar and frightening them. He says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allaah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allaah does know”

[al-Anfaal 8:60]

If Islam was only spread by peaceful means, what would the kuffaar have to be afraid of? Of mere words spoken on the tongue? In al-Saheehayn it is narrated that the Prophet PBUH said: “I have been supported with fear as far as a month’s journey.” Would the kuffaar be afraid of being told, “become Muslim, but if you do not then you are free to believe and do whatever you want”? or were they afraid of jihad and the imposition of the jizyah and being humiliated? That may make them enter Islam so that they may be spared this humiliation. 3 – When the Messenger called people to Islam, his call was accompanied by the sword, and he commanded his leaders to do likewise, so that when the people saw the serious of the Muslims in calling people to their religion, that dispelled any confusion.